Sunday, January 10, 2010
With Pete Carroll off to Seattle, Who will Replace him?
USC Football has been one of the most dominant programs during the 9 year reign as Pete Carroll led in charge. They were 97-19 under him, and had two National Championships, 7 Pac 10 championships, and 9 straight bowl game appearances- winning 7 of them. Now, he is gone- off to the Pros, where he will serve as President an coach of the Seattle Seahawks. With USC finishing with a dismal 5-4 record in the Pac 10 and tied for 5th place finish- what is their future going to look like. The first part to this question is who will be their new coach. Rumors are that they might snag Mike Riley from Oregon State. Another possible candidate is Lane Kiffin. Kiffin served as assistant coach to Carroll from 2001-2006, then headed to the Raiders where he coached there for just over a year. Currently, Kiffin is the head coach of the University of Tennessee Volunteers, and seems like a strong candidate for the position. If he were to come over, this could be a huge blow to the Tennessee football organization, as he has helped rebuild there program.
It will be interesting to see how this drastic change to the USC organization will play out. I will update this article as the story develops, and USC gets closer to finding their next head coach.